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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Psychology (31)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kingston University. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this programme combines psychology and criminology expertise to delve into the complexities of criminal behavior. Taught by research-active staff, you will explore diverse topics such as intimate partner violence, forensic mental health, and deception detection. Benefit from a 15-week work placement in settings like secure hospitals and youth offending teams, or opt for a tailored research placement. Upon completion, you can pursue a career as a chartered forensic psychologist or in sectors like prison services and crime analysis. The programme's unique selling points include close links to London's forensic settings, guest speakers from the field, and specialist careers support through an Assessment Centre Experience. To apply, you need a 2:1 or above honours degree in psychology with BPS accreditation, with interviews for selection. Dare to make a difference in the world of forensic psychology with Kingston University.

About the course

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It draws on Kingston University's established expertise in psychology and criminology.

You will be taught by research-active staff with special interests ranging from intimate partner violence, forensic mental health, and detection of deception. You will also benefit from the close links our staff have with forensic settings located in London and the surrounding area.

You will study the application of psychology in various forensic settings and be introduced to the role of the forensic psychologist. You will examine the legal aspects of forensic psychology (e.g. courts and sentencing) and factors that may lead to criminal behaviour.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in psychology with BPS accreditation. Selection will include an interview.

Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

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Where will I study?

Where is Kingston University


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Through the generous support of Kingston alumni to the Annual Fund, we offer approximately 20 postgraduate scholarships to UK students (classified as 'home' students for fees purposes) each year for courses starting in September. The aim is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research.

The scholarship offers a £3,000 (full time) or £1,500 (part time) reduction in fees for taught masters courses in the:

- Kingston School of Art
- Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000* (full time) or £1,500* (part time)


To be considered, you must:
- have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
- be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
- have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence

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